We eat our biggest meal around 6 PM. I've been told to eat a snack around 10pm. What makes a good snack? What else can I do?
Now another scenario for everyone: I am now taking my .05mg Glipizide at bedtime, seems to being helping my a.m. tremendously (94-110) for the past two weeks. I am also on 1500mg Metformin per day. I did the "home A1C Test this morning", and my results were 7.0 (still), also working on that 21Day Sugar Detox program as much as I can. Any suggestions on getting that 7.0 in the 6 range???? All suggestions are welcomed! Thank you
I like having raw unsalted almonds as a snack at night!
I was told by my NHS dieticIan out liver produces glucose whilst sleeping that's why readings varies so much in the mornings.I found out upon waking up after 8 hours sleep is better to eat something otherwise if i get too hungry staying in bed reading as you do my liver again released glucose to compensate which elevates my fasting readings
Any type of medical problem can cause an upset in your BG numbers. You don't need to obsess over your A1c. Mine went down from 9.8 15 yrs ago. I was at 5.6 and then had a few serious medical events and it went up to 7.8 and down to 6.3. And now I am back at 7.8 and have been told that is very good. There is no specific way of lowering it other than staying with your eating and exercise plan. I have always been told that diabetics need to be structured and scheduled for treatment to work. I am the exception to the rule. I have very little structure and absolutely no schedule to my daily life. I stay up late, sleep until early afternoon, have coffee and nonfat yogurt for breakfast and nothing until dinner which is usually around 8-9 pm. I have always eaten balanced meals which always include a green veggie or salad. And I frequently have a small dessert, sugar-free or regular. I also have a "gut" problem with too much acid.
I usually try to have a couple of boiled eggs and an apple as a snack - this seems to help my morning levels to be better. I also find that if I am more active (12000 steps a day or more) the better my sugars are even in the morning.